CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 9/17/12
Reconstructing the Material Culture of a Medieval Castle
Tomb effigy of Clemence of Hungary, ca. 1328. Her family claims the kingdom of
Hungary, she never goes there though. Both of her parents died before she was 3. I
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 10/31/12
Medieval Technology and Construction
Review sessions the following weekweek of hour exams.
Part VI: Medieval Technology and Construction
Friday: Technology, Section: Pisa, Monday: Case study examples, Wed-Failure of
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 11/2/12
Why is it Still Standing?
The Technology of Cathedrals and Castles
No regular sections next week, all will be on canvas.
Importance of structure: elasticitystiffness
Compression-tension (stone loves to be in compressio
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 11/5/12
No section this week, Review Sessions: Monday 6-7 List 110 and Tuesday 6-7 List 120.
Review by parts of the course, major questions, major readings? Themes, major
examples, that we looked at in class and in the reading
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES: 11/7/12
Building Big and Building Small
Exam Friday List 120, slides from review on Canvas site, bullet points are okay, aim for
Beauvais Cathedral: 1225 building starts, 1573 the tower collapses, designing very
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 11/12/12
Architects, Master Masons, and Laborers: The Organization of Construction
PART VII: LABOR AND ECONOMICS
Jean Fouquet, 1458-Nimrod: evidence comes from manuscript images. Image showing
us of the shaping of stone, carry
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES: 11/14/12
The Economics of Construction
Jean Fouquet, 1458Nimrod. Master masonrole, gathering resources, telling people
what to do.
There are other people besides master mason involved in the enterprise. mid-15th century
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 11/16/12
Maguelone, Salerno and Fortified Cathedrals
Part VIII Shared Vocabularies
Sinai- fortified church was common across the middle ages. The fusion of fortified and
religious architecture. One of the earliest examples are
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 11/19/12
Monpazier and San Gimignano: Bastides and the Fortified Tower-House
By Nov 26thsend update to the TA noon
Second Hour Exam:
Take home essays: two double spaced essays, specific examples and cite the relevant
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 11/26/12
The Castle After Gunpowder
Part IX: The Afterlife of the Medieval Castle and Cathedral
Gunpowder: the rupture is castle development is formed with the invention of
gunpowder. With this existence, castles had to respon
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 11/28/12
The Early Modern Cathedral
Schism and movement to establish separate, protestant churches during the early modern
times. Catholic and Protestant religions. Many things that people were upset about,
many reforms, rose
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 12/3/12
Modern and Contemporary Cathedrals and Castles
Section this week: SAGRADA FAMILA
Norwich Cathedral-monastery, cathedral monastery, still a cathedral today.
Rebuilding of the Faade1830. It is drastically reshaped. More
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 12/5/12
Cathedrals and Castles in Providence
Final papers due 3:30 pm in boxes outside 413
Online course evaluation
Rhode Island founded by Roger Williams, Baptist, Baptists were among the groups that
were persecuted in Europe
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 10/24/12
Gendering the Crusades:
Siege-Friday, no section meeting this week.
PaperThesis statement-what are you arguing? What is your hypothesis? Evidencesupport your thesis/hypothesis with evidence from material culture or pr
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 10/22/12
Krak des Chevaliers and Crusader Castles
5 terms-8 minutes (terminology on class handout sheets)
5 images @ 2 min each=10 min (in lecture, section, or assigned reading. Describe and
identify it, providing n
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 10/19/12
Caernarvon and the Welsh Castles of Edward I
Siege Reenactment/Assessment will take place next Wed or Friday, depending on
Next Tuesday, Paper prospectus will be due for the final project
Wales: Edward I comi
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 9/28/12
For the research paper:
LUNA and ARTstorfind the images and plans of the cathedral.
Urban ContextGothic context for cathedral construction. The ambitious scale for
cathedral construction. Salisbury Cathedral is transfe
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 9/7/12
A Castle by any other name:
CastrumBurghMunitioTurrisArxFortitudeCoulson said that all these words castrum, burgh, etc. arent completely fortified but still
could be castles.
Got the term Castles from when we were all a
Cathedrals and Castles Notes 9/10/12
Functions and Meanings
Section-a cut through the cathedral. Draw a ground plan, section, and elevation of your
dorm or building and bring it to the class.
How does a building mean? Where does meaning reside in the buil
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 9/12/12
Archival Evidence: kinds of primary sources, limited written evidence that is preserved.
Written evidence: is selective, dont write down everything and leave out some stuff in
the way that we report. Limitations of the
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 9/14/12
Guest Lecture Monday, Sept 17th: Women in Castles: The Castles of Clemence of
Section next week: Reading Walls, meet in List Lobby
First Paper Assignment: DUE OCTOBER 11thchoose a medieval castle or cathedral.
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 9/24/12
Early Cathedral Complexes in the East and West: Lyon, Frejus, Geneva, Milan, and
What are the components of a cathedral complex in the 3rd-10th centuries?
-baptisteryimmersion, it is important because i
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 9/26/12
TURN IN PROSPECTUS IN THE BOX OUTSIDE: List 413description with the
New Section Friday 11-11:50 room 425
Reform, Romanesque and the Byzantine Patriarchate
IN both east and west, this period is characteri
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 10/1/12
Religious and Secular Experience
THIS WEEK: No Section, No lecture Fri Oct. 5, Next Mondayno class
Citation style: MLA style, use footnotes instead of parenthetical citation.
Web sourcesmake sure you footnote them and
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 10/3/12
Gothic Developments: Processions and Sacred topography
No lecture Friday Oct.5, No classes Monday
Next week-wed. theater-new readings
Fridayliturgy and ritual same readings.
Office Hours 2-4 Wednesday
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 10/10/12
Theater in an around the Cathedral and Castles
Elevation of Host: fluid line between liturgy and its performance and the dramatic theater.
In 13th century, mass became increasingly theatrical. Increased emphasis on th
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 10/15/12
Castles as Strategic Geography
Second Assignmenteither research paper (10-15 paper) or a projectProspectus due
TUES OCT. 23
3 groups of castles: Norman castles in Normany and anglo-Saxon England, Wales castles,
CATHEDRALS AND CASTLES NOTES 10/17/12
Papers returned next Wed.
Prof. Bondes office hours switched to Thurs 2-3
How do you besiege a castle?
How to attack? How to defend?
Evidence: for assessing medieval battles: ruins of castles, physical evidence of cas
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cathedra- bishops throne, where the bishops has his headquarters, bishops control that
territory around him. Bishop is the feudal lord, secular and religious territory. Center of
Castle- architecture dialogue